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Keeping leaves in shape

Leaf development follows a common principle but is also flexibly tuned in different species in a spatiotemporal manner. A novel regulatory mechanism controlling leaflet formation has been identified in Medicago.

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Fig. 1: Balancing morphogenesis and differentiation determines compound leaf complexity.


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Wang, Y., Jiao, Y. Keeping leaves in shape. Nat. Plants 6, 436–437 (2020).

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